Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs

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This programme is being made available online using a combination of distance/e-learning technologies. The educational elements are provided by NUI Galway and the Institute of Technology, Sligo staff. Additional lecturing, as required, may be provided by outside specialists and practitioners. The programme consists of 12 modules, each of 5 ECTS, delivered over two years (6 modules per year), and a research project (30 ECTS), carried out over both years of the programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates must hold a least a Second Class Honours Level 8 primary degree in a related subject area in science or engineering and at least two years' prior relevant experience in the medical technology industry. Prior medical technology industry experience in regulatory affairs will be considered a distinct advantage in assessing applications. Applications from candidates who hold a relevant degree at Level 7, with at least two years' medical technology industry experience in regulatory affairs, will also be considered.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: 20th August 2022.


2 years, part-time distance learning (100% online).

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Career Opportunities
Graduates will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to work in a regulatory affairs environment within the medical technology industry sector. The Irish MedTech Association (IMA) states that the medical technology sector employs over 29,000 people, with 18 of the world's top 25 medical technology companies maintaining a base in Ireland and a further 60% of the 300 medtech companies being indigenous. In a recent joint study of graduates of this MSc by NUI Galway/IT Sligo published in Regulatory Affairs Professionals (RAPS) Regulatory Focus (2021), it was found that 94% of graduates had moved roles or were promoted since commencing/graduating from the course. Over 85% of graduates stated that the MSc had a positive correlation to their progression.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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